Among Us tops Nintendo Switch best sellers overnight
InnerSloth, the developers of 2020 gaming sensation Among Us, announced on Twitter a new milestone for the game. Hours after its release on the Nintendo Switch, the game became a top seller. It managed to supersede other Switch classics which included Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing.
— Innersloth (@InnerslothDevs) December 16, 2020
Their Switch sales are the latest achievement that they’ve acquired in the past few days. A few weeks ago, Among Us garnered the Best Mobile Game trophy at The Game Awards 2020. The developers mentioned the monumental rise of their social media following as they earned a million within a month. The game was lauded as the 10th best game of 2020 by Polygon.com, stating how it saved the world from the fatigue of Zoom meetings.
🐦 1 MILLION FOLLOWERS 🐦
uhhHh wow?? in less than a month since our first post, thank you for a million Twitter crewmates!!
it's been a whirlwind year, and we're so grateful to have you here. we're gonna make you proud and make this game even better!
— Among Us (@AmongUsGame) December 15, 2020
Besides its popularity and backstabbing mechanics, the Switch controls are its primary selling point. Players don’t need to worry about their gargantuan fingers struggling in a mobile device as the Switch’s controls offer a smooth experience. This explains why the game managed to be a top seller amid the $6.30 price tag which isn’t present in its mobile version.
Though the game managed to reach unprecedented heights with the Switch, there are still some flaws. The lack of voice chat is currently an issue as typing on Switch consumes a lot of time.
How's the chat on the switch? It takes me forever to write letters on there. I love using voice or keyboard.
— MaryKate (@MarySunshine426) December 16, 2020
But the game runs really smooth and controls the best on switch ngl
— Ilan 64 García 🇵🇦🕎💜🔮 – BOPPING FOR HANNUKAH (@ilan_profile) December 16, 2020
Given their decisions to introduce the game to the PC and Switch, it’s possible that InnerSloth might plan to expand the game in future installments. They might be targeting their sights on both the Xbox Series and PlayStation 5 as their next objectives.